Barcelona: everything you need to know for an amazing city trip

What to do in Barcelona: food, drinks, sightseeing and where to party…

Once you inhaled the positive vibes of Barcelona, you have no choice but coming back. If it is not for the impressive architecture, lovely people or buzzing nightlife, it is for the beautiful weather and amazing food. Get lost in the old town, enjoy a fruity sangria under the waving palm trees, relax in the sun on the beach or enjoy a 360° view sunset with some tapas, Spanish guitar music and a bottle of wine

Food tips

  • Sensi            My #1 restaurant for TAPAS. You have to go here! (ps: reserve in advance).
  • Lulu              COFFEE. Healthy food place with acai bowls, avocado & toast,…
  • Flax & Kale   THE BEST VEGETARIAN restaurant with a beautiful outside terrace. 
  • Foc                THE BEST LATINO FOOD. Amazing nachos and cocktails. Located near the beach.
  • Maka Maka  THE BEST BURGERS & HEALTHY SALADS, right near the beach.
  • Surf house    The nicest lunch spot near the beach.
  • Poke Maoli    HEALTHY HAWAIAN FISH BOWLS near the beach.
  • Calle Blai      SPANISH PINCHOS (small tapas). A street full of local restaurants that offer pinchos..
  • La Boqueria    World famous FOOD MARKET on Las Ramblas. (Must go if it’s your first time in BCN)

Pre-drinks & bars

  • Rambla del Born   MY FAVORITE street full of local bars, located in El Born. 
  • Creps del Born      A really cool bar with good vibes and COCKTAILS & CREPES.
  • Plaça Reial             LIVELY SQUARE in the Gotic area with lots of bars and restaurants.
  • Paradiso                 One of world’s most famous cocktail bar. It is a secret bar as you have to go behind a door that looks like a closet. Go early as there is often a line to get in. 
  • Calle Mercè           TYPICAL SPANISH BARS. You’ll feel like you can bump into ‘Zorro’ at any time.  
  • Rooftop bar           THE BEST VIEW. Sip from a cocktail on top of the Catalan history museum. The bar is called: ‘Terassa de les Indianes’ (see picture below)

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Sightseeing

Fill your tummy at La Boqueria, the big food market on the big street, Las Ramblas.

De magical fountain show of Montjuic. Performance hours are in summer (May-Sept): from Thursday till Sunday from 9pm till 11.30pm and winter (Oct-April): from Friday till Saturday from 7pm-9pm. 

Parc Guëll is beautiful and known for its famous mosaic bench.

The Bunkers del Carmel. The top of a hill with a 360 degree view and amazing sunsets. To get there take bus V17 from Via Laietana to the last stop called ‘Carmel’. It takes around 30 mins from the centre.

Go for a walk and look at the beautiful fountain and weirdos at the Ciutadella park & Arc de Triumphe.

The Sagrada Familia. Tickets to enter are between 15 – 29 euro (buy your tickets online, two days in advance, to skip the line!).

Go shopping at Passeig de Graçia and look at Casa Milà (la Pedrera) and Casa Battló.

The football stadium Camp Nou.

Nude beach. Yes, it is time to get rid of those tan lines… The beach near the W hotel is also a nude beach.


Explore the city by vespa for FREE

Rent a vespa by minute. It is super simple and you can do it in only a few steps:

  1. Sign up on the ‘Yugo’ app & use promo code Farahinthesun to get 15 minutes for free!
  2. Find a scooter nearby in the app (it shows you a map)
  3. Walk towards the scooter and start it with your phone in the app. Drive wherever you want to go and park it again somewhere on the street. Stop the ride again with your phone.

> Two helmets, insurance and gas are all included. You don’t have to pay a deposit and if you are over the 15 minutes it costs you only 0,22 cts/minute extra.

The best way to discover Barcelona!

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Other useful tips

Een Taxi from the airport to the centre costs around 25 euro + charge for bags. There is also the aerobus for 5,90 euro.

The metro goes from 5am till 12am. On Friday and public holidays it goes till 2am and on Saturday you can take it all night long.

Shopping: Avinguda del Portal de l’Angel, Carrer de Pelai, Passeig de Gràcia, Carrer de la Canuda or Marremagnum shopping centre. For unique treasures, vintage shops or a dress up party go to Carrer del Tallers. Also check out Carrer d’Avinyó for more alternative pieces or walk around in the Gotic and Born area to find some local designer shops.

Enjoy

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